Brain Injury

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Iowa Man Charged With Homicide After Assault Victim Dies

An Iowa man initially arrested on assault charges is now facing murder charges after the victim he allegedly attacked has died. hristopher Howard Gantt, 29, was arrested Thursday on charges of homicide.

12/05/2014

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Isaac Kolstad Goes Home After 5 Months In Hospital

The former Minnesota State University, Mankato football player who suffered a serious brain injury during a fight in May is going home to his wife and daughter after five months in the hospital. According to Isaac Kolstad’s CaringBridge site, he was discharged Friday from impatient care. His wife, Molly Kolstad, says he still has a long road to recovery, including rehabilitation and several outpatient programs.

10/17/2014

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Isaac Kolstad Suffers Seizure, Several Setbacks

Isaac Kolstad endured a tough week in his recovery process after he suffered a seizure Friday night. Kolstad has spent four months recovering from an attack in downtown Mankato. He suffered a serious brain injury after a fight.

09/17/2014

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Klobuchar Trying To Protect Young Minds From False Advertising

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) is pushing legislation to protect young athletes from concussions. The legislation would crack down on false advertising and misleading claims that certain protective gear can prevent concussions.

08/07/2014

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New Brain Injury Medication To Be Tested In Minn.

You may be surprised to know what’s the number one cause of death in people younger than 40. It’s traumatic brain injury, and it can be caused by a car accident, a fall or a hit to the head.

07/08/2014

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MSU-Mankato To Host Fundraising Benefit For Isaac Kolstad

Minnesota State University – Mankato will host a fundraising benefit for former football player Isaac Kolstad. Kolstad suffered severe head trauma earlier this month after allegedly being punched, hitting his head on pavement and then being kicked in the head. The incident took place in downtown Mankato shortly after the bars closed.

05/31/2014

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College Student Making Strides After Being Hit By Car

Last fall, a driver hit 22-year-old Bekka Peterson and a friend as they got out of a taxi on Grand Avenue, not far from the University of St. Thomas. When Bekka’s parents arrived at the hospital, the sight of their daughter was overwhelming. “They told us to prepare for her to most likely be in a vegetative state, to decide how long to leave her in that state, what was best for her and the family,” said Bekka’s mother, Susan.

03/14/2014

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Charges: Farmington Man Accused Of Shaking, Injuring Baby

A 29-year-old Farmington man has been accused of violently shaking a 5-month-old child in late January, according to the Dakota County Attorney’s Office.

02/17/2014

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Dassel-Cokato Football Player Home After Brain Injury

Surgeons had to remove part of Luke Nelson’s skull earlier this month to ease swelling on his brain. The 16-year-old linebacker for Dassel-Cokato was hurt during a tackle, but stayed in the game until he collapsed.

09/26/2013

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Injured Veteran Embraces Life After Recovery

From 2006 to 2007 Mike Simon served in Iraq. His life changed forever when he was hit by a rocket propelled grenade, suffering a major head injury. After the blast, Mike’s wife Marno noticed a change in her husband. “He was able to call home once a week for about twenty minutes, started making really odd comments,” Marno said.

05/27/2013

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Local Woman With Brain Injury Turns To Concussion Doctor

Toni Scribner is at her best first thing in the morning. It’s when she walks around the neighborhood, makes her own breakfast or even gets dressed –- all things she couldn’t do three months ago.

04/15/2013

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Despite Brain Injury, 5-Year-Old Loves T.C. Bear & Defying Odds

Brain injuries are the leading cause of death in children, but a St. Joseph boy is defying the odds after a brain injury he suffered when he was just 19 days old.

03/31/2013

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MN Vet Receives Purple Heart After Suffering Brain Injury

A Minnesota veteran who suffered a traumatic brain injury in Iraq now has a Purple Heart. In the past, this type of injury would not have qualified him for that honor but things have changed.

09/27/2012

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Minn. Hockey Coach Hopes Brain Injury Serves As Lesson

For the first time, a Twin Cities hockey coach is talking about a frightening fall that he says nearly killed him. Now, he hopes his experience will serve as a lesson for all coaches.

03/30/2011

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Woman Tells Of Shoveling Dangers After Brain Injury

During the winter, there’s no question snow can be treacherous. But sometimes ice is the really scary stuff.

11/29/2010

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